Baugher’s Orchard and Farm of Westminster, MD.  has issued a voluntary recall of all its apple cider because of possible contamination.

The unpasteurized cider is being investigated by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a possible source of seven E. coli O157:H7 infections.  Three of the people sickened in the outbreak have been hospitalized.

Health officials say there is a potential connection between consumption of the cider and the illnesses.

Consumers who have Baugher’s apple cider are advised to dispose of it.

  • Steve Justis

    Isn’t it an FDA requirement that unpasteurized cider be sold only directly to consumers, with a warning label affixed to the package? It appears that Baugher’s Orchard messed up on more than selling contaminated cider. The retail outlets that sold the cider may be in line for a thumping, too.